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  • The continued communication blockade in Kashmir has left the state’s artisans in the lurch during the lucrative festival season. The revenue losses for craftspeople across Kashmir this festival season could add up to Rs 300 crore, assesses an expert on the sector connected with the Craft Development Institute in Srinagar, requesting anonymity.

    The warrant of appointment of Murmu, a 1985 batch IAS officer from Gujarat, was read out by Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam. BJP leader Jugal Kishore and Rajya Sabha MP and PDP member Nazir Laway were among the over 250 guests who attended the function.

    The Pakistan regiments were moved close to the Line of Control (LOC) following the abrogation of Article 370 (special status for the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir) on August 5. Officials said that Pakistan brought in heavy artillery guns keeping in mind that tensions at the border could grow after the move.

    While the political debate on the decision to revoke Article 370 has been more or less settled in the rest of India, the hard part begins now in Srinagar. Block development elections have just been conducted in Kashmir, as have Class X board exams in which 99% of 88,832 students appeared. The best way to answer critics is to open access, even if it is controlled.

    "We do not expect other countries, including China, to comment on the matters which are internal to India, just as India refrains from commenting on internal issues of other countries," Raveesh Kumar said. Asserting that the UT of J&K and Ladakh are integral part of India, he said India expects other countries to respect its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

    Expressing his concern over Kashmir issue, White House officials said Donald Trump is ready to play a mediation role between India and Pakistan, only if both countries consent to it. India has been clear in not seeking mediation, the official said.

    While investigating the terror attack that took place in the Arihal area of Pulwama in July, police learnt about the involvement of a person, Sharik Ahmad, who had been constantly communicating with a foreign militant.This led to the arrest of four associates of the terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).

    The number of recruitment of locals into terrorist ranks so far this year is 110, officials said. This is lower as compared to the 128 and 214 terrorist recruitments in 2017 and last year respectively.

    Kashmir, and India's revocation of Article 370, would not be discussed during the second informal summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said Article 370 and Article 35A were the gateway of terrorism into Jammu and Kashmir which was closed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi by abrogating them.

    Security has been heightened in Kashmir after five migrant labourers in Kulgam district of south Kashmir were shot dead by terrorists on Tuesday night. The terror attack came at a time when a delegation of parliamentarians from the EU is in Kashmir.

    Shah said his government is firm on the policy of "zero tolerance" on terrorism and the National Security Guard (NSG) is an important instrument to achieve this goal.

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